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Over 20 Shell Craft Ideas

| July 10, 2013 | 7 Comments
Over 20 Shell Craft Ideas

I see seashells by the sea… or doesn’t the rhyme go something like that? I forget.. but what I DO know, is that my kids LOVE collecting shells – all the time. They are irresistible, so I thought it would be nice for us to have a Shell Craft Ideas hangout for you and create […]

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Incy Wincy Spider

| July 10, 2013 | 11 Comments
Incy Wincy Spider

Well… as the Summer Holidays are rapidly approaching (here in the UK, I know the US have started already), things are getting a little busy around here… so instead of taking a “blog post break” or resharing some of my old crafts (don’t worry, I am sure I will at some point during the Summer […]

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London Galleries with Kids

| July 6, 2013 | 13 Comments
London Galleries with Kids

I have been meaning to write about our Gallery visits for AGES now and keep procrastinating about other things, especially since, I just want to write about “the experience” and how you can have “good gallery days” and “bad gallery days” when out and about with children. I think it is really important to not […]

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Flower and Leaf Crafts

| July 3, 2013 | 5 Comments
Flower and Leaf Crafts

Summer is such a lovely time of year – finally we get to spend more time outdoors and the trees and flowers around us are in full swing. My kids adore picking flowers (or more like weeds, I don’t let them pick everything) or collecting fallen petals and leaves. We are always careful not to […]

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Fairy Wand Cookies

| July 3, 2013 | 12 Comments
Fairy Wand Cookies

You may have seen our 4th July Cookie Pops a couple of weeks ago. As we were making them, it dawned on me that they would make GREAT Fairy Wand Cookies too! Add our secret ingredient and then you really have a crackling and popping magic wand – popping candy!!! We made a batch, gobbled […]

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Impromptu Pirate Boat

| June 28, 2013 | 5 Comments
Impromptu Pirate Boat

As you know, here on Red Ted Art, we like to get the paint out, the glue and all the craft materials and make our things look “finished”…. either papier mache or a nice layer of acrylic to make things look “just so”. Well.. frequently, we also have our “impromptu crafts” – basically, odd items […]

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Boredom Buster Crafts

| June 28, 2013 | 7 Comments
Boredom Buster Crafts

As you know we absolutely LOVE crafting with the kids and of course this post is all about crafts! We particularly love crafts that you can do with “items from around the house” – perfect for that last minute boredom busters. Netmums challenged some crafty bloggers and I to share our favourite crafts with you […]

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Simple Bug Hotel for Kids

| June 26, 2013 | 24 Comments
Simple Bug Hotel for Kids

Both my kids adore digging around in the garden and exploring – finding ants and beetles and worms and bugs. So I knew it wouldn’t be long before we HAD to make a simple Bug Hotel with them. Our bug hotel is probably as simple and as easy as it gets – there are many […]

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Melty Bead Crafts (Hama Beads)

| June 20, 2013 | 7 Comments
Melty Bead Crafts (Hama Beads)

Hooray it is Melty Beads Crafts time!!! Some may know of these as Hama Beads and others as Perler Beads… in essence they are the little plastic beads that you put on peg boards to make a pattern and then iron so they “melt together” and fix into a permanent shape. Many parents, hate them. […]

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Stone Owls

| June 19, 2013 | 20 Comments
Stone Owls

What a Hoot! Can you tell that we rather LOVE owls? Such a fabulous creature to inspire us to get crafty and make these Stone Owls. We chose brightly coloured pens to make them cheerful and fun.We love collecting stones. And we love crafting with stones. The cool smooth surface is just irresistible to hold. […]

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Hama Bead Cards

| June 15, 2013 | 7 Comments
Hama Bead Cards

The kids have gone HAMA BEAD CRAZY!!!! Yes, those “awful little plastic beads” that you melt with an iron have taken over our house also knowns as Perler Beads or Melty Beads…. But you know, the kids love them, they are bright and colourful and actually, there are a number of things you can make […]

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Cork Craft Ideas

| June 13, 2013 | 1 Comment
Cork Craft Ideas

Recycled materials really are fun to craft with, we thought Cork Craft Ideas would be a great next project to explore. I am quite lucky that friends and relatives collect their corks for us, so we do have quite a cork stash!! Plenty of opportunity for making!! Crafty bloggers got together again, to create this […]

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Despicable Me Minions Cupcakes

| June 13, 2013 | 5 Comments
Despicable Me Minions Cupcakes

Our Despicable Me fever continues. We recently shared our easy Minion Finger Puppets with you and today we have some Minion CUPCAKES! Clearly the kids were VERY excited about this activity as it involved treats and they adore baking and decorating and of course EATING these Minions. (Own your Despicable Me DVD today). Look at […]

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Cork Crafts – Knights

| June 12, 2013 | 20 Comments
Cork Crafts – Knights

Today we are looking at Cork Crafts. I love getting crafty ideas from all sorts of places – above all my friends – this particular idea came from a friend I used to go to “German Playgroup” with and she suggested these adorable Cork Knights. I caught up with her recently and she kindly cooed […]

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